The Dodger bats got their fire back on Sunday afternoon at Coors Field as they rallied for 6 runs in the 6th inning to beat the Rockies 10-5. With the exception of the 4th inning, Dodger pitching was great as they kept the Rockies quiet for the majority of the game.
Joc Pederson came up clutch for the Dodgers, collecting 3 hits, driving in 3 runs and scoring a run. Pederson hit an RBI single in the 3rd inning, then took part in the Dodgers’ 6-run sixth with a two-run single.
“I think just swinging at our pitches,” said Pederson. “You know, a park like this you can get a little overly aggressive, trying to do too much. Making the pitchers come to us, taking our walks when we need to, and we were able to put together some really nice innings.”
Another Dodger hitter who had a good day was Matt Beaty, who collected two hits and two RBIs. Beaty, who has only played in 32 games already has 15 RBIs on the year.
Once the Dodgers took the lead, the bullpen did their job, securing the win and allowing just one run over the remaining 4 innings. Julio Urías played a big part in it, pitching 3 shutout innings to bring the Dodgers to the 9th. From there it was Yimi García who closed it out, allowing just a solo homer.
The Dodgers get their first off-day in 18 days as they head back to LA for a brief two-game set with the Diamondbacks. Game one is set to begin on Tuesday at 7:10 pm with Ross Stripling making another start for the Dodgers and Taylor Clarke pitching for the Diamondbacks. Stripling went just 3 innings in his last start on Tuesday against the D-backs.